Your car’s transmission is a critical system that converts power from your engine into a controlled force used to operate the vehicle. Itacts as a mediator between your car’s engine and its wheels. First, the power of your engine is converted into a rotational force called torque. The torque is then transferred to the axles, which rotate the wheels. Your transmission system also keeps your engine’s revolutions per minutes (RPM) and the RPM of your wheels at consistent and optimal levels.
Why Your Transmission Is Important
As with other complex mechanical systems, many things can go wrong. Simply put, without a working transmission system, your car won’t go anywhere. A failed transmission can be extremely costly to repair. It’s an integral part of your car’s structure, so replacing it is not as simple as changing out a standalone part. Taking care of your transmission and preventing problems before disaster strikes is the best way to keep your car running smoothly.
How to Maintain Your Transmission Properly
Keep an eye on your transmission fluid, and top it off when needed. Check your driveway and parking spots for signs of leaks. Change your transmission fluid as often as your car’s manufacturer recommends. Keep in mind that heavy towing, stop-and-start driving and snow plowing shortens the life of the fluid. If you start to notice signs of a transmission problem between your scheduled maintenance visits, have your car checked out by a professional promptly. Symptoms include chronically low transmission fluid levels, transmission fluid odors while driving, sticking, popping or hesitating gears and unusual whining or buzzing noises.
Trust Your Transmission to Capable Hands
At Quanz Auto Body, we know how to keep your car’s transmission at top-level performance. Let us catch any minor transmission problems early, so you won’t be stranded on the road later. Bring your car to Quanz for regular tune-ups and all your maintenance needs.